Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

Basic Suturing

November 02, 2019
Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) 2194 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Meeting Room TBA

Although suturing is always the last step of a surgery, it is one of the most important steps that defines the success of the whole procedure. Regardless of the type of surgical procedure, the goals in caring for surgical wounds are to obtain complete closure while minimizing complications, such as infection or unsightly scarring. Every general dentist who is involved with minor oral surgery and implant surgery should have a complete understanding of the issues related to wound care or wound closure, including the challenges posed by incomplete closure or infected surgical sites. This suturing and surgical site management course is designed for general dentists who have minimal suturing skills or those who would like to upgrade their existing skills. In this course, clinicians will gain insight into the principles of healing and basic wound care. Basic excision techniques and suturing methods will be demonstrated and practiced.


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